Aug 9, 2013 6:00pm EDT
a scheduled meeting with russian president vladimir putin following his countries granting nsa leaker edward snowden temporary asylum. mr. obama said a paul's was needed. as for snowden? >> i don't think he was a patriot. if he in fact leaves what he did is right, then like every american citizen, he can appear before the court with a lawyer and make his case. a the president announced four-point plan for addressing concerns about the nsa surveillance program, including an outside panel to look at the situation and report act by the end of the year. he said it is not enough for him to have confidence in the system. the mayor can people must have it, too. guys question ma? >> the nsa leaks have led to surveillance changes in germany. say they willers automatically encrypt customers e-mails. budget telecom ceo said that germans are startled by the information. it is not clear if the german security services would have a key to decrypt e-mails. >> shortly before president obama's news conference about the nsa, he signed legislation into law to temporarily reduce rates on government student loan
Aug 10, 2013 6:00pm EDT
the victims. nsa leaker,er of edward snowden. and new developments with that mayor of san diego. he is >> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00, on your side. >> searches have recovered the bodies of a plane that crashed in connecticut. two of the victims have been identified. it is a father and his son, maxwell. were childrenims inside the homes. they will be identified later today. they were heading to new haven when they crashed. the cause is under investigation. >> the manhunt for a murder suspect and a teenage girl he has adopted has shifted -- abducted has shifted to idaho. they are hoping to find a 16- year-old hannah anderson and james dimaggio. thepoke to a friend of teenage girl. you were my age, i would get you. that is what he said. car was found. he is suspected of killing hannah's eight-year-old brother and her mother. that home was set on fire. kerthe father of nsa lea hopes to be able to visit his son as soon as next week. owden says he has been unable to speak to his son since he leaked documents. he also wants his son to make sure he understands his legal standing in the u.s.
Aug 11, 2013 6:00pm EDT
some time. >>> tonight, the father of nsa leaker edward snowden is speaking out, saying his son is not a traitor. and though snowden's father says he believes in the american justice system, he does not think his son would get a fair trial if he returns from russia. abc's susan saulny in washington tonight. >> as a father, i want my son to come home. >> reporter: today, in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, lon snowden, father of fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden, said plans have been made to reunite in russia. >> you're going to moscow? >> reporter: bruce fein is the family's lawyer and says it will happen very soon. >> we have visas, we have a date which we won't disclose because of the frenzy. >> reporter: the purpose of trip -- to come up with a criminal defense against charges of espionage. >> what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all the facts. >> reporter: but the elder snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial. >> when you consider many of the statements made by our leaders, they have
Aug 7, 2013 6:00pm EDT
president putin. it was to be next month. he did it right after russia gave nsa leaker asylum and tonight two of the most powerful leaders on the planet are shadow boxing as the world watches. here's jonathan karl. >> reporter: the last time these two got together the body language spoke louder than their words, sometimes grimacing, never geeing on much of anything. now a new low, not just for putin and obama, but for russia and the u.s. for the first time since the cold war, a u.s. president is cancelling a publicly announced meeting in russia. it's not just putin's decision to grant asylum to fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden. he has also defied the u.s. by selling heavy weapons to the syrian government as its accused of slaughtering its own people. the president vented about it last night with jay leno. >> there have been times where they slipped back into cold war thinking and a coal war mentality. what i say to president putin is, that's the past. >> putin seems to be like one of those old school kgb guys. >> he headed up the kgb. >> reporter: today in a speech, the president allude